intersectional feminism

[ in-ter-sek-shuh-nl fem-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃə nl ˈfɛm əˌnɪz əm /


a movement recognizing that barriers to gender equality vary according to other aspects of a woman’s identity, including age, race, ethnicity, class, and religion, and striving to address a diverse spectrum of women’s issues: Infighting between white feminists and proponents of intersectional feminism came to a head at the rally.

Nearby words

  1. intersect,
  2. intersectant,
  3. intersecting arcade,
  4. intersection,
  5. intersectional,
  6. intersectionality,
  7. interseptal,
  8. intersession,
  9. intersex,
  10. intersexual

Origin of intersectional feminism

First recorded in 1990–95

Related formsin·ter·sec·tion·al fem·i·nist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019